Arrowhead Products was founded in 1937 as Arrowhead Rubber Company. In 1942, Arrowhead Rubber conceived the idea of rubber coated fabric ducting which gave birth to “Airtron” products. This rapidly became the company’s most important product during WWII.
In 1944, Arrowhead Rubber Company was sold to National Motor Bearing. In 1951, Arrowhead Rubber began designing and producing high-altitude pressure suits called “G.U.S.” (Garment, Upper Startosphere). The suit was also worn by Hollywood actor Lee Marvin in a movie titled, “Man in Orbit.”
In 1956, Federal Mogul purchased National Motor Bearing and changed the name of the company from Arrowhead Rubber Company to Arrowhead Products. In 1960, the company moved from its Signal Hill location to Los Alamitos. And, in 1962 being a pioneer in the space industry, Arrowhead Products was awarded the prime contract from NASA to design and manufacture the entire propellant system First Stage Apollo Booster Rocket.
In 1983, Arrowhead Products was sold to Vesper Corporation now called Industrial Manufacturing Company based out of Brecksville, OH
Our legacy continues for future generations.